Wormhill, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire, near Miller's Dale station on the M.R., and 2½ miles SW of Tideswell, with a post office under Buxton; money order office, Tideswell; telegraph office, Miller's Dale. Acreage, 4654; population, 1357. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The scenery is romantic, and Chee Tor, half a mile distant, is reckoned one of the wonders of the Peak. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £300 with residence. The church, restored in 1864, is in the Decorated Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, and western tower. Another church was built in 1886 at the upper end of the parish, where there are large quarrying and lime-burning works.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wormhill from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wormhill)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Wormhill are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: